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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     

September 16, 2021



Continues to climb in rank throughout the last decade, even throughout the pandemic

Chicago,IL – Stillwater Medical has been ranked No. 9 among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare award program. The health system was honored at the 2021 Best Places to Work Gala on Thursday, September 16. This is the 10th year in a row Stillwater Medical has been recognized by Best Places to Work, a testament to the team’s continuous efforts to maintain a culture of service excellence.

"I'm constantly inspired by what our team does every day," said CEO, Denise Webber, CEO of Stillwater Medical. "We have a wonderful team of people that come in every day to take care of others. They truly are the heart of SMC and it is our greatest opportunity and responsibility as leaders to work for them and with them to create a great place to work, a great place to receive care and a great place to practice medicine. The pandemic has caused us all to need to stretch beyond what we would have ever expected, but our team comes together and continues to do so much to take care of our patients and each other. I'm very proud to serve alongside them."

Modern Healthcare partnered with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey. While this program has evolved over the years, its mission remains the same: recognizing workplaces that empower employees to provide patients and customers the best possible care, products, and services. 

As the healthcare industry sits squarely on the frontlines of this pandemic, the mission of the Best Places to Work program has only become more important. Healthcare leaders have proven that creating nurturing, supportive workplaces for their most valuable asset, their employees, is vital.  

“The healthcare workforce has undergone a true test in the past year and a half, oftentimes pitting employees against employers. So how best to keep harmony in a workplace that is inherently stressful? This year’s winners have an easy tip to incorporate: show respect. In high-performing and successful teams, regard for employees’ well-being, acknowledgment of their contributions, and deference to their experience and dedication all helped maintain professionalism and productivity,” said Aurora Aguilar, Editor of Modern Healthcare. “We congratulate all of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for emphasizing that compassion and respect are essential to an engaged and productive workforce." 

The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring the ranked list of all winners along with the September 20 issue of MH magazine.

For more information or questions on the Best Places to Work recognition program please contact: 


Jodi Sniegocki Kerhulas

Education and Events Director


Stillwater Medical Center
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